Detroit Red Wings Center Henrik Zetterberg Retires Citing Back Issues to Blame

By Sam Blazer on September 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm
Henrik Zetterberg looks off into the distance before waiting for the puck to drop
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The Detroit Red Wings dynasty has been over for a little while but one of the last key pieces of it is calling it quits.

Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg has called it a career citing back issues as a reason for his retirement. He ends his career having played in 1082 games while having 337 goals and 623 assists for a total of 960 points. 

Zetterberg was the captain of the Red Wings for the past seven seasons. In addition to his one Stanley Cup win, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy for Most Valuable Player in the playoffs, an Olympic Gold Medal for Sweden and multiple lower level trophies from the NHL. 

While his game had gone downhill, Zetterberg still posted 56 points during the 2017-18 season. He'll retire at the age of 37 and will be remembered as a player that was as consistent as he was good.

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